Solo Travel Quotes

31 Solo Travel Quotes (to push your confidence taking a journey on your own)

best solo travel quotes about wanderlust and traveling alone Traveling solo? It is a scary, exciting things to do. It can be the most challenging adventure of your life. But once you succeed on it, there is no way back.

The hardest part about solo travel is the beginning. It’s getting used to it. We collected a bunch of awesome solo travel quotes – for male and female travel.

This list of journey along quotes is hopefully a big push for you in the right direction.

There is no need to be afraid, again the hardest part is the beginning of solo travel. In case you need a bit of motivation, a push, a boost, this is for you.

In this article we also cover great books about solo travel and how to overcome fear.

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Why travel Solo?

The question should really be, why wouldn’t you travel solo?! The only answer to that is that you should.

Ok let’s get serious here… why solo travel?

For one thing, solo travel allows you to do what you want, when you want – there’s no need to double check with a friend, or argue over where to go next. Your itinerary is completely your own! There is ultimate freedom in moving at your own pace. Not to mention the amount of people you’re bound to meet along the way, including many other solo travellers of all ages, sexes and backgrounds.

Learn about yourself, overcome challenges, grow as a person, set your own budget, learn to listen to your gut.. and on an on it goes.

Travelling solo is a wonderful way to move toward self-responsbility, using wordly experiences to redefine the way you live life. Seriously, do not let anyone tell you that it’s weird to travel alone!

Besides, solo travel has become so much easier these days thanks to awesome hostels around the world. The 5 star hostels certainly know how to accommodate solo adventurers.

Skip to our Hostels for Solo-Traveler section to find out why you should consider staying in hostels on your solo travels.

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List of great Solo Trip Quotes

If you are looking for a solo travel Instagram captions, you are in the right place. Let us get started and dive right into the world of traveling alone and embrace new experiences:

1. “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!”

Solo Travel Quotes - for female solo travelers and adventure quote lovers

2. “As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!”

BEST Solo Travel Quotes for confidence: As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it's inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!

3. “Traveling solo means getting to know the real you!”

Motivational Quotes for solo traveler: Traveling solo means getting to know the real you!

4. “A traveler should be happy, not perfect!”

Travel Quotes to Journey Alone: A traveler should be happy, not perfect!

5. “Sail away from the safe harbor.”

6. “Being a solo traveler made me an adult!”

7. “Just because my path is different, doesn’t mean I am lost!”

8. “Traveling solo made me a stronger person!”

9. “You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you!”

10. “Traveling the world on my own made me more confident. I am me now!”

11. “Some journeys can be only traveled alone!” – Ken Poirot

12. “If you never go, you will never know!”

13. “If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a life time!”

Travel Quotes to Journey Alone: A traveler should be happy, not perfect!

Getting to know you Quotes about Traveling Alone

14. “Waiting for the perfect moment to travel? It is here right now!”

15. “Smile for life, not only for the photo!”

Wanderlust Quotes for solo travel: Smile for life, not only for the photo!

16. “Travel far enough to meet yourself!”

17.”Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain

18. “Go solo, go far!”

Travel Quotes for Female and Male Travelers: Go solo, go far!

19. It is better to see something once, than to hear about hundred times.

– Russian Proverb

20. In the end, we only regret the chances we did not take

In the end, we only regret the chances we did not take

21. Solo Travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone. It also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations. – Suzy Strutner

Solo Travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone. It also pushes you out of the zone of others' expectations.

22. “I learned my strengths and my weaknesses. I experienced the exhilaration of the ups and the despairs of the lows and most of the feelings in between… I learned courage, and I learned it myself” – Ann Stirk

23. Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to enjoy it.

24. Solo Travel is all about exploring the world and one’s own-self.

25. I may be going nowhere, but what a ride.

26. As you travel solo,  totally responsible for yourself, it is inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are.

27. If I would have waited for someone else to join me on my travels, I would still be waiting.

If I would have waited for someone else to join me on my travels, I would still be waiting.

Solo Travel Quotes for Confidence

Confidence plays a big role when deciding whether you want to travel on your own – or not. We cannot take this decision for you, but this is certain: you will boost your confidence to high level when going to travel the world on your own. Here’s more quotes for travelling alone.

And certainly, you will be kicking off your travels solo, but you won’t be alone. Stay in cool hostels, meet new people. You will not be travelling alone in the end. But, it takes courage to take the first step. Find out more quotes about travelling alone.

28. To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – Freya Stark

29. “Grow up and Travel Solo. It will make you stronger, more independent, more action-taking. It will change the way other people see you.” – Hostelgeeks

30. “Some journeys can be only traveled alone.”

31. “Travelling Solo will replace thousands of motivational books.” – Hostelgeeks

"Travelling Solo will replace thousands of motivational books."

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32. “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” — John Mayer

33. “Some journeys can be only traveled alone.” –Kein Poirot

34. “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” — Buddha

35. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

36. “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” – Mandy Hale

37. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” –David Mitchell

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

Funny Travel Solo Quotes

I don’t know about you but we want to have some fun! We hope you find your best-loved quote for travelling!

38. I wish travel therapy was covered by my health insurance.

39. Backpacking is money spent on Education.

40. I need a vacation so long, I forget all my passwords!

41. Work tip: Stand up. Stretch. Take a walk. Go to the airport. Get on a plane. Never return.

42. Yeah, working is great…but have you tried travelling.

43. Life is short. Call in sick and book that last minute flight.

44. I feel like most of my work problems could be solved with a trip to…anywhere.

45. I googled my symptoms. Turns out I just needed to go on a vacay.

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Books about solo travel

All these quotes are fun and boost your confidence, we hope. We had a look on practical books that share great insider tips for solo-travel.

We found the following books that will help you to find answers to your doubts and questions about solo-travel.

Give it a read:

1. The Solo Travel Handbook (Lonely Planet)

Don’t let the idea of travelling alone stop you from living out your dreams.

Packed with travel tips and advice for before and during your travels, The Solo Travel Handbook gives you the confidence and know-how to explore the world on your own, whether you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or short city break.

Developed with Lonely Planet’s expert travel writers, it explains how and why individual travel is such a valuable and rewarding experience.

2. A Female Guide To Solo Travel: Discover Your Eat Pray Love

This book was written by our friend Lisa. Lisa even wrote the powerful article on female-only dorms here .

Is there any greater feeling than the freedom of travelling solo?

Being able to go where you want, when you want, and with absolutely anyone that you want. Travelling solo has an anonymity to it; you can redesign yourself and be who you want to be with no one judging you.

Once you’ve overcome your fear about being alone, you’ll soon realise that travelling solo is simply… the only way to travel.

Whether it is your first time or you have travelled solo before, A Female Guide To Solo Travel will inspire, empower and prepare you for your solo trip.

3. Kicking Ass on the Road The Ultimate Guide for the Solo Woman Traveler

Thinking of traveling solo? Keen for super fun adventures?

Ready to be more independent? Want to meet marvelous people?

Welcome to your ultimate guide for going solo and having the time of your life.

The book “Kicking Ass on the Road – for solo Women Traveler” will give you everything you need to prepare, what to do whilst you’re there, how to travel safe, tips on romantic liaisons, how to travel cheap and much much more!

In all my years working on books, I have never come across a better written book on travel.” – Pamela Anderson, Freelance Editor.

Hostels for Solo-Traveler

Hostels are perfect for solo-travel.

Here you meet more people, most likely like-minded people, other travelers on their journey. And, you never really have to travel alone if you don’t want to. So many solo traveler strand in a hostel and end up traveling in a herd.

Read: How to build lifetime friendships in hostels

Now, this is not what you have to do.

Again, solo travel is amazing and your first trip will always be memorable. We hope that one day you’ll give it a try! You will get to know yourself and become more confident.

Anyway, hostels are obviously the best choice for someone traveling on her/his own.

Here is a list of the best hostels for solo-traveler.

  1. The Passenger Hostel in Porto
  2. Sunset Destination Hostel in Lisbon
  3. Ecomama Hostel in Amsterdam
  4. NEXY Hostel in Hanoi, Vietnam
  5. YIM Hostel, one of the best hostels in Bangkok
  6. Gili Mansion in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
  7. The Common Room Project in Saigon, Vietnam
  8. The Mahjong, one of the best hostels in Hong Kong

Find all 5 Star Hostels here.

Swing it at Ecomama Amsterdam Gili Castle in Trawangan, a 6m jump into the pool

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Is it weird to travel solo?

No, it is not. Today it is normal for both boys and girls travel solo. It can mean freedom and getting out of the comfort zone. Solo Travel can boost your confidence to a level you did not know existed. This list of quotes for solo travel will give you a boost.

Which place is best for solo trip?

For us, the best destinations for solo-travel include Spain, Italy, Portugal, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

How do I meet solo travelers?

The best way to meet other people when travelling solo is by staying in hostels. Read our complete guide on how to make friends in hostels and how to stay safe.


We hope that you found your favorite quotation for travelling.

Travelling solo is liberating and full of adventures. We don’t want to miss that opportunity.

Travel more! Take pictures from everywhere and use our collection of solo ride quotes. 

Over to you

This list is by no means a complete list. But, we would love to have a complete list. It should be as useful, as motivational as possible.

Therefore, over to you.

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